A “rain garden” is a man-made depression in the ground that collects water runoff and stores it, permitting it be filtered and slowly absorbed by the soil.
You can learn how to create a rain garden.
In addition to helping Virginians create rain gardens and riparian forest buffers on their property, the VDOF plays a significant role in maintaining water quality. Our activities include:
- Inspecting timber harvest sites to ensure that sediment isn't eroding into streams and waterways
- Monitoring streams for sediment deposition, and conducting field audits
New, Noteworthy and Upcoming
Video presentation of wildland firefighting: Take a look at a web video showing how we protect lives and property from wildfire, as well as the dangers firefighters face.
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Seedling Store We've CLOSED for the 2012-2013 selling season. Thanks for your support! We'll open again in October, 2013.
The Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund is available to support economic development and job creation efforts. Virginia now has an economic development grant program designed specifically to support agriculture and forestry development projects.
AFID Guidelines may be obtained on the VDACS website.
Read the grant program announcement.
Native Trees of Virginia I'm ready to purchase a copy online or pay by check.
Logging Notification Loggers notify us of their timber harvests.
Timber Harvester Identification Number Registration If you harvest timber, you can register online to receive your identification number.
Logger Incentive Program
Loggers may be eligible for a $2,000 payment per application that meets the program requirements.
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